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Friday, December 03, 2004
Theater Thursday and Friday Feast
It's two memes in one post!

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Appetizer
Tell about a toy you remember from your childhood.
Well, I was going to save this story for my Christmas Challenge, but I won't. Back when I was five or six years old, my family and I lived in Hawaii. Every year, the base movie theater would have a day--very close to Christmas--when they'd show crappy Christmas cartoons for an hour or so and then you got to meet Santa. I went and had colored or drawn a picture for Santa. I was one of the last in line and went up to see the big guy. I gave him the picture and this apparently touched Santa, who I think was burned out on the whole kids saying "I want, I want" and so he said, "Little boy, you tell Santa whatever you want and he will bring it." I blurted out I wanted a Steve Austin action figure/doll. Here's the bad part--I had NEVER metioned wanting this until that moment EVER. So, my parents overhear this and panic...it's two, maybe three days before Christmas, we live in Hawaii, this is a hugely popular toy and Santa has just promised he'll bring it. My parents spent the next two days coming the island to find one for me..and they did. I remember getting it and I remember it because of the story I hear about it every year. I also remembered this when I got to help Santa out at church a few years ago by putting on the suit and sending the orders to him...to make sure I did not put any other elves in the same position.

Soup
If you could make one thing in the world absolutely free for everyone, what would it be?
Membership to a gym. Honestly, it helps me out so much to be able to go to the Y and workout, swim, etc. I just think so many people are missing out on it. Of course, then I'd have to make the pool bigger....maybe I take that back...LOL

Salad
Approximately how many times per day do you think about your significant other?
None, really. Of course, I don't really have a significant other right now.

Main Course
Name something you believe in 100%.
God answers our prayers. He may not give us the answer we want, but He answers all of them.

Dessert
List 3 things you did this year that you would consider a "good deed."
1. Taking care of Gracelyn and Davis when they are sick so parental units can go to work.
2. Starting to help out with the youth at church.
3. Moving the furniture in my grandfather's apartment around.

Theater Thursday
The Competition

The past couple of weeks saw the opening of several big-budget and high-concept films: The Polar Express, Alexander, and National Treasure. These movies starred Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell and Nicholas Cage, respectively.

Only one question this week. Which of these three is the better actor, and why?
Until Alexander, Colin Farrell had a pretty good streak going of opening movies number one at the box office.

That said, I think Tom Hanks if the better actor of the three. Hanks has grown so much since his Bosom Buddy days and doing comedies like Bachelor Party and Splash. Hanks can run the whole gamut from serious to comedy and do so believably. He also seems very willing to take on any role and run with it. So far, it seems as if Cage and Farrell do variations of the same type of character and there's not much challenge to it.

posted by Michael Hickerson at 12/03/2004 01:22:00 PM | |
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